Saturday, 7 July 2007
LIVE EARTH CONCERT 2007
Just a quickie this morning.
Never underestimate the power of music, the only universal language.
I hate the negativity in the air about the LIve Earth Concerts going on around the world today. My son is working at the Wembley one. There are always people who will throw cold water on things, people who love to stand by and do nothing but will always criticise those who do something. I don’t include Bob Geldof of course, he did do something with Live Aid and I would have thought he would have been there with more support for those following in his wake. So what if people are travelling to concerts? People are travelling somewhere every day of the week using all manners of transportation. We don’t hear these voices criticising people using planes and helicopters on other days? (what about warfare?)
Hopefully the concerts will make people think about the Earth today even if they don’t give a **** any other day. If only a small percentage of the world’s population are moved to change then their actions it will be worth it. I have noticed that children seem quite switched on about the environmental problems probably because they are learning about it at school. We grandparents should especially care as it is our grandchildren who will inherit the Earth, well we indeed hope there will be an Earth fit to live on for them. As I have said before the planet will survive, it is we humans who have to look out.
Music should always be a source of joy. It is a force that gets energies moving, it can make you happy, it can move you to tears, its effects can be so strong. I hate it when the arts are knocked.
I have just listened to Thought for the Day on Radio 4’s Today prog. and it is quite strange as the speaker has echoed all I have just written. Something in the ether perhaps? Fifty-six percent of the population still believe there is no cause for concern regarding climate change. People do not care about long-term problems, a lot of politicians and business people don’t either, I feel that is the stumbling block. Others like to bury their heads in the sand.
Al Gore calls it ‘a challenge to the moral imagination’. He also said that ’We can all learn how we can become the solution to the problem in the context of our lives’. I feel any world event like this helps to bring people of many nations together and hopefully will make us become united against the ‘enemy’ which can only be a force for change.
I could go on but I have to get ready for work. I will try and blog again later with blessings, positives, pictures, poems and more, maybe even some MUSIC!
I wish you a sunny Saturday.
Bye for now,